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Gov. Quinn Says He’s Worked To ‘Rebuild Illinois’

Gov. Pat Quinn focused on ways to create jobs and trumpeted his accomplishments with election-year flair Wednesday in an annual speech that fell on the five-year anniversary of when lawmakers booted his predecessor, now imprisoned ex-Gov. Rod Blagojevich, from office.

01/29/2014

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Judge OKs Early Illinois Marriages For Some Gay Couples

A federal court is ordering an Illinois county clerk’s office to issue a marriage license to any same-sex couple who wants to wed immediately because one members has a life-threatening illness.

12/16/2013

Pat Ewert (Left) and Vernita Gray. (Right). (Credit: CBS)

Same-Sex Couple’s Wedding A First For Illinois

Two Chicago women on Wednesday became the first same-sex couple to say their vows in Illinois after a federal judge granted an expedited marriage license because of one woman’s ailing health.

11/27/2013

Pat Ewert (Left) and Vernita Gray. (Right). (Credit: CBS)

Gay Couple Gets OK To Get Married Before Law Takes Effect

A desperate wish is answered for two women who say they can’t wait until next summer to get married.

11/26/2013

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn holds up the Illinois marriage equality bill after signing it into law. (Credit:Scott Olson, Getty)

Governor Quinn Signs Same-Sex Marriage Law

Illinois will soon become the 16th state to allow same-sex couples to marry, as Gov. Pat Quinn is scheduled to sign gay marriage legislation at a public ceremony at the University of Illinois at Chicago on Wednesday afternoon.

11/20/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Could Be Boon To Illinois Economy

Big bucks — that’s what this week’s passage of the Illinois same-sex marriage bill may mean for the city and the state. CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov explains.

11/07/2013

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Couples Propose Within Hours Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill Passing

A number of gay and lesbian couples popped the question within hours of the time the legislature acted.

11/06/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage A Boon For Illinois Wedding Industry

Chicago’s wedding industry is gearing up for a flood of gay couples, now that Illinois is legalizing same-sex marriages.

11/06/2013

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Illinois House, Senate Pass Same-Sex Marriage Bill

A historic vote Tuesday in the Illinois House positioned that state to become the largest in the heartland to legalize gay marriage, following months of arduous lobbying efforts by both sides in President Barack Obama’s home state.

11/05/2013

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African-American Religious Leaders Ramp Up Campaign Against Marriage Equality

With same-sex marriage appearing closer to reality in Illinois, African-American religious leaders are ramping up their campaign to defeat the measure in Springfield, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.

11/02/2013

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Suburban Mayors Back Same-Sex Marriage Legislation

The group is largely nonpartisan officials from Kane, DuPage, DeKalb and Kendall counties.

10/29/2013

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Gay-Rights Activists Protest Outside Office Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill Sponsor

Gay rights activists seeking the right to marry staged a protest and rally outside of a north side office of state representative Greg Harris. WBBM’s Bob Roberts was there.

10/26/2013

Gov. Pat Quinn (Credit: CBS)

Quinn: Veto Session Valuable To ‘Lay Foundation’ For Key Issues

Gov. Pat Quinn says he’s not discouraged that lawmakers came away from two days of their fall veto session without tackling any of the major issues on their agenda.

10/24/2013

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Gay Marriage Opponents Invoke God, Free Speech

Opponents of legislation to legalize gay marriage in Illinois rallied Wednesday outside the state Capitol, one day after thousands held their own event to urge lawmakers to approve it.

10/23/2013

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Marriage Equality Advocates Pressure Lawmakers At State Capitol

In Springfield today, the beginning of the fall veto session, saw state lawmakers far outnumbered by those lobbying in support of one key issue before the legislature: marriage equality.

10/22/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Flock To Springfield To Push For Vote

Supporters of gay marriage in Illinois say now is the time for lawmakers to give it the okay, and headed to Springfield by the busload on Tuesday to deliver their message, but it remained unclear if there were enough votes in the House to send same-sex marriage legislation to the governor.

10/22/2013

Supporters of same-sex marriage marched through the Loop Monday. (CBS)

Marriage Equality Debate Divides Opinion Among Black Christians

Going into tomorrow’s veto session, the votes are split with at least part of the balance of power in the Black Caucus, which powerful ministers are trying to influence with their public statements and paid commercials.

10/21/2013

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Same-Sex Marriage Supporters, Opponents To Rally In Springfield

Proposed legislation to legalize same-sex marriages in Illinois passed the state Senate in February, but has stalled in the House.

10/15/2013

Danielle Cook and her partner Suzie Hutton, from Bloomington; and Patrick Bova and his partner James Darby, from Chicago, (left to right) celebrate after a judge ruled a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on same-sex marriage can move forward. (Credit: CBS)

Judge: Lawsuit Seeking To End Same-Sex Marriage Ban May Proceed

Gay and lesbian couples fighting for the right to get marriage licenses hailed the ruling as another step toward marriage equality in their home state.

09/27/2013

Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Ryback officiates the wedding of a lesbian couple in Minneapolis, one of 46 same-sex couples to get married at Minneapolis City Hall on Aug. 1, 2013, the day same-sex marriage became legal in Minnesota. (Credit: CBS)

Minneapolis Mayor Urges Same-Sex Couples To Tie The Knot In Gopher State

The mayor of Minneapolis is making no bones about it, he wants same-sex couples to come to Minnesota to spend big bucks on weddings, since they can’t get married yet in Illinois.

09/05/2013

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